Version 4.5 Build 01

Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings 4.5.01 (Version 4.5 Build 0102) was released in January 2014.

Changes & Issues Addressed:

  1. Duplicate Projects: A bug was fixed in the algorithm for duplicating projects.

Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings 4.5.01 (Version 4.5 Build 0101) was released in November 2013.

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Changes & Issues Addressed:

  1. User Defined Concrete Mix Designs: Supports new user defined concrete mix designs and blended cements.
  2. TPO Roofing Membranes: New GAF TPO roofing membranes.
  3. Wood Data: Includes latest CORRIM US regional wood product data.
  4. End of Life: Updated end-of-life landfill process data.
  5. Bio-Products Carbon Accounting: New bio-products carbon accounting scenarios including end-of-life effects.
  6. Auto Update : New software "Auto Update" capability.
  7. Project - Open Reports: Project (Location, Building Type, Building Height) changes were inconsistently forcing the open reports for the affected project to automatically refreshing with the updated information.
  8. BOM Import Utility: Row Mapping was not refreshing when the Column Mapping was updated. For instance, if the imported file did not initially have all of the expected Column mapping information, the Row mapping would not refresh with the corresponding Materials table information once the Colmn mapping was completed in the form.
  9. Extra Basic Materials: The Enter Key "Click" event was not being handled properly.
  10. Openings - Material Calculation Issues for zero quantity openings: When the number of windows was reduced to zero, the window area was not being set to zero, which was causing non-zero frame material values to be calculated.
  11. ReportViewer - Not Installed Exception Handling: The error message that was displayed when a user attempted to generate reports on a computer that did not have Microsoft ReportViewer 2010 installed was not very informative. The application now checks if ReportViewer 2010 is installed during program launch and when a user requests the Reports dialog and provides the sufficient information for the user to resolve the issue.
  12. Custom Walls - Calculate Material: When a custom wall assembly was composed of 2 or more of the same wall-type sub-assembly (e.g., 2 or more Wood Stud Walls), the total material contribution from the multiple sub-assemblies was not being correctly calculated.

Database Updates

  • New Canadian wood products material data for:
    • Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)
    • Wood I-joists
    • Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
  • Updated CORRIM US regional wood product data for:
    • Plywood
    • Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
    • Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)
    • Glulam Sections
    • Large Dimension Softwood Lumber Kiln-Dried
    • Small Dimension Softwood Lumber Kiln-Dried
  • New GAF TPO roofing membranes data for:
    • GAF Everguard© White TPO membrane 60 mil
    • GAF Everguard© White TPO membrane 80 mil
    • GAF Everguard©  Extreme White TPO membrane 60 mil
    • GAF Everguard©  Extreme White TPO membrane 70 mil
    • GAF Everguard©  Extreme White TPO membrane 80 mil
  • New North American steel product data based on the closed loop “avoided burden” recycling method for the following materials:
    • Cold Rolled Sheet
    • Galvanized Stud
    • Galvanized Steel Decking
    • Galvanized Sheet
    • Hot Rolled Sheet
    • Hollow Structural Steel
    • MBS Metal Roof Cladding - Commercial (24 Ga.)
    • MBS Metal Roof Cladding - Commercial (26 Ga.)
    • MBS Metal Wall Cladding - Commercial (24 Ga.)
    • MBS Metal Wall Cladding - Commercial (26 Ga.)
    • MBS Primary Frames
    • MBS Secondary Components (purlins, girts, bracing)
    • Metal Roof Cladding - Residential (30 Ga.)
    • Metal Wall Cladding - Commercial (26 Ga.)
    • Metal Wall Cladding - Residential (30 Ga.)
    • Nails
    • Open Web Joists
    • Rebar
    • Steel Plate
    • Steel Tubing
    • Wide Flange Sections
    • Wire Rod
  • Green Softood Lumber: Retired Green Softwood Lumber. When an existing project is loaded, all references to Green Softwood Lumber are now replaced by Kiln-Dried Softwood Lumber:
    • Small Dimension Softwood Lumber, Green
    • Large Dimension Softwood Lumber, Green

 

 
 
 
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